CHICO, Calif. — This month, PG&E launched a tour of its service area, offering informational open houses to answer people’s questions about the Public Safety Power Shutoff program.
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That’s the plan where PG&E shuts power off to a large area to prevent sparking wildfires. PG&E’s equipment has been blamed for the start of the Camp Fire in Butte County, the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California state history.
The informational tour stretches through August. All of the meetings listed below run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. People are welcome to drop-in throughout that time.
June 12: Chico (Manzanita Place at the Chico Elks Lodge, 1705 Manzanita Avenue). Counties covered: Butte, Glenn
June 13: Chester (Veterans Memorial Hall, 225 Gay Street). Counties covered: Lassen, Plumas, Sierra
June 17: Mariposa (Mariposa County Fairgrounds, Redbud Room, 5007 Fairgrounds Road). Counties covered: Madera, Mariposa, Merced
June 20: San Luis Obispo (Embassy Suites SLO, SLO Center, 333 Madonna Road). Counties covered: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara
June 26: Napa (Embassy Suites Napa Valley, Chardonnay Ballroom, 1075 California Boulevard). Counties covered: Napa, Solano, Yolo
June 27: Santa Rosa (Finley Community Center, Person Auditorium, 2060 West College Avenue). County covered: Sonoma
July 8: Oakland (Oakland Marriott City Center, Junior Ballroom, 1001 Broadway). County covered: Alameda
July 11: Walnut Creek (Gardens at Heather Farms, Camellia Room, 1540 Marchbanks Drive). County covered: Contra Costa
July 15: Fortuna (River Lodge Conference Center, Steelhead Room, 1800 Riverwalk Drive). Counties covered: Humboldt, Trinity, Siskiyou
July 18: Willits (Willits Community Center, 111 East Commercial Street). Counties covered: Lake, Mendocino, Colusa
July 23: Nevada City (Northern Queen Inn, 400 Railroad Avenue). Counties covered: Nevada, Yuba, Sierra
July 24: Auburn (Holiday Inn Auburn, Sierra Ballroom, 120 Grass Valley Highway). County covered: Placer
July 25: Placerville (Best Western PLUS Placerville Inn, Alexandria Ballroom, 6850 Green Leaf Drive). Counties covered: El Dorado, Alpine
July 30: San Rafael (Embassy Suites San Rafael, Mill Valley and Sausalito Ballrooms, 101 McInnis Parkway). County covered: Marin
August 1: Half Moon Bay (Mavericks Event Center, 107 Broadway Avenue). County covered: San Mateo
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After PG&E announced their plan to shut off power, possibly for days, to try to prevent wildfires this season, hundreds of residents reached out voicing their concerns. ABC10’s Brandon Rittiman sat down to answer some of those questions.